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  1. ANC will take ‘tough measures’ against illegal immigrants

    Date: 13 Jan 2019
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/SANDF-border-control-7.jpg" alt="An SANDF soldier is seen at an observation area at a base camp near the Mozambican border. From this vantage point soldiers can see stolen vehicles approaching the border. This area is a hotspot for illegal vehicle crossings, 15 November 2018, Mpumalanga. Picture: Jacques Nelles" /... See full details

  2. Convicted gangster Krejcir says he gave Zuma R2.5m for asylum – report

    Date: 13 Jan 2019
    Another alleged mob figure is believed to have introduced Krejcir to Duduzane Zuma. In a signed affidavit, alleged mob boss Radovan Krejcir claims he met with both former president Jacob Zuma and his son Duduzane at the elder Zuma&rsquo;s homestead in Nkandla, where he handed over R2.5 million in cash in exchange for asylum, <a href... See full details

  3. Husband claims wife is hiring hitman to kill him

    Date: 12 Jan 2019
    WHEN a millionaire married a businesswoman, he thought by transferring his assets into her name, he would be able to benefit. However, she dumped him and allegedly spent the money on luxuries such as cars. The man, 47, from Centurion said he was left broke and now lives in a small flat owned by a relative. He says she ha... See full details

  4. Cannabis products are flying high

    Date: 12 Jan 2019
    The Concourt ruling has opened many markets for the much-maligned drug Cannabis-flavoured products have been soaring in popularity ever since the Constitutional Court ruled that dagga is now legal for private use in September last year. From cannabis beer to cannabis energy drinks, consumers can now buy weed-flavoured products off ... See full details

  5. Our children are not safe, say parents of learners at school in race row

    Date: 11 Jan 2019
    IRATE parents at Laerskool SchweizerReneke in the North West believe that their children are not safe at the school. &ldquo;Our children are not safe. I was shocked to see young children in that position,&rdquo; said one parent yesterday. This followed the release of a photo which showed a small group of black ch... See full details

  6. Rapper will request Legal Aid

    Date: 11 Jan 2019
    Pitch Black Afro cuts lonely figure in court, says he has no money PITCH Black Afro appeared startled when he entered the Johannesburg Magistrate&rsquo;s Court dock yesterday afternoon. The rapper, whose real name is Thulani Ngcobo, has been charged with murder, premeditated murder and defeating the ends of justice over the alleged... See full details

  7. Police commissioner says he does not object to interview

    Date: 11 Jan 2019
    NATIONAL police commissioner Khehla Sitole has denied being averse to being interviewed by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) in connection with its fraud probe against him and others. Yesterday, Sitole celebrated a Pretoria High Court ruling that compelled a magistrate to hand over records she consi... See full details

  8. Hawks not ready to act against Guptas

    Date: 11 Jan 2019
    THE HAWKS have refused to be drawn on when they will take action against the Guptas in Dubai and bring them back to South Africa for their alleged involvement in state capture. However, the unit said yesterday that it was intensifying its investigations into the matter, adding that it would only bring cases to court once... See full details

  9. Media called ‘racist’ and ‘biased’ for naming Pitch Black Afro

    Date: 11 Jan 2019
    Some have compared the case to that of &lsquo;Dros rapist&rsquo; Nicholas Ninow. A media law expert, however, says there are legal differences. Some have taken to Twitter to voice their view that the way the P... See full details

  10. Top cops win latest court skirmish against Ipid

    Date: 11 Jan 2019
    A Pretoria magistrate was compelled to hand over &lsquo;records&rsquo; which she considered when issuing subpoenas against Sitole and two deputies. National police commissioner General Khehla Sitole and two of his deputies seem to have won the latest skirmish in an ongoing legal battle with the Independent Police Investigative Direc... See full details

  11. Police minister must pay assaulted Middelburg policeman – court

    Date: 11 Jan 2019
    Sipho Vilakazi was assaulted by a colonel, unlawfully arrested and detained for four hours but never charged with any offence in 2009. A Middelburg policeman who was assaulted in a &ldquo;wrestling match&rdquo; with a superior officer during an argument about his right to use an office fax machine has won the first round of his R3 m... See full details

  12. Agriculture dept tackles Limpopo foot-and-mouth disease outbreak

    Date: 11 Jan 2019
    A joint technical team is inspecting the effect of the outbreak and looking for further measures to come up with a comprehensive containment plan. The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries (Daff) has warned stock farmers to guard against the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the Vhembe region of Limpopo. Spok... See full details

  13. Prasa responsible for fatal Mountainview collision – report

    Date: 11 Jan 2019
    Train signalling systems are seen near Langlaagte Station, Johannesburg, 10 January 2019. Picture: Michel Bega Accid... See full details

  14. 20-year-old man arrested for alleged rape of 70-year-old

    Date: 10 Jan 2019
    The elderly woman reportedly bit the man until he was forced to run away. Police have confirmed that a 20-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a&nbsp;70-year-old woman in Butterworth, Eastern Cape. The woman is reported to have been sleeping alone at her home in Centane when the incident occurred. A st... See full details

  15. Hip hop star arrested for murder

    Date: 10 Jan 2019
    &ldquo;IT (is) too hard and sad to say to you R.I.P. (rest in peace) my darling. I will always, always, till time stands still, love you my beautiful Nubian queen. Tricia, my beautiful creature. You are my love, my all, my everything.&rdquo; These are the words award-winning hip hop artist Pitch Black Afro took from his ... See full details

  16. Thieves target clinics

    Date: 10 Jan 2019
    HEALTH facilities in the City of Joburg are under attack from brazen criminals as more and more clinics continue to fall victim to break-ins &ndash; the third in the past month. In the latest incident, Lenasia South Civic Centre Clinic was broken into in the early hours of Tuesday. According to the ward councillo... See full details

  17. TheBrief

    Date: 10 Jan 2019
    SUSPECTED ZAMA ZAMAS NABBED AFTER SHOOT-OUT POLICE have arrested a group of six men suspected to be involved in illegal miningrelated gangsterism in the Ekurhuleni areas of Benoni, Springs and Actonville. The alleged zama zamas, as they are called, were surrounded by the police in an open field in Actonville and a shootout ... See full details

  18. Beware fly-by-night colleges punting unrecognised qualifications

    Date: 10 Jan 2019
    MATRICULANTS who recently passed have been urged to be vigilant and not fall prey to unregistered colleges. Before paying and registering at a private college, prospective students have been advised to check if their institution of choice is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). ... See full details

  19. Young man escapes harrowing hijacking in KZN

    Date: 10 Jan 2019
    The man, who did not want to named as he fears for his safety, says he was hijacked when he went to buy bread and milk at a shop in Merebank. A 20-year-old man was hijacked at gunpoint in Merebank, KwaZulu-Natal last week, reports Risi... See full details

  20. Limpopo school in shock after teacher’s killing

    Date: 10 Jan 2019
    lvone Mushwana was allegedly shot by her boyfriend, Khashane Willy Malatji, a local businessperson, who then allegedly committed suicide. Nyatshiri Primary School pupils at Ntsako village outside Tzaneen yesterday started the school year to the news that one of their teachers had been gunned down the previous morning, allegedly by a... See full details

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